Stokes scores 11, U.S rolls, 107-72

Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes scored 11 points and pulled down five rebounds to help USA Basketball's U18 national team to a 107-72 victory over Argentina in the semifinals of the FIBA Americas Championship on Tuesday.

The U.S. is 4-0 in the tournament, which is taking place in Sao Sebastiao do Paraiso, Brazil. Tuesday's win sets up a rematch in the Gold Medal game against Brazil, which the U.S. defeated 83-64 on Monday. Stokes scored a team-high 22 points on 11-of-14 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds in Monday's win. He compared Brazil's home-court advantage to that of a collegiate team's.

"It's like going to Kentucky and Rupp (Arena),'' Stokes said in a UT release. "I hadn't seen anything like that from a country standpoint and how they were cheering their guys on even though they were down 20. We felt like we were down.''

Brazil earned the rematch by defeating Canada, 66-62, on Tuesday.

The U.S. team has qualified for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.

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10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

Go Jarnell! Represent!

Stokes is leading the team with 14.8 ppg.
He's leading the team with 6.0 rpg.
Let's just put out some good free throw shooting vibes. He's struggling there a bit.

http://www.usabasketball.com/misc/12_...

I wish we'd landed that Goodwin kid. He's an incoming freshman at Memphis. He's a scorer. 23-27 from the floor and 12-14 from the line. With him and Jarnell on the floor together -- scary.

UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST writes:

Way overrated.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST:

Way overrated.

Jarnell?? Goodwin??

If it's Goodwin who knows? If you mean Jarnell? !!

VolGrad writes:

in response to mocsandvolsfan:

Jarnell?? Goodwin??

If it's Goodwin who knows? If you mean Jarnell? !!

His [UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST] opinions are "way overrated." He was just thinking out loud with that post.

I think the Stokes-Maymon combo will do pretty well this next season.

GBO!

GONAVY writes:

in response to VolGrad:

His [UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST] opinions are "way overrated." He was just thinking out loud with that post.

I think the Stokes-Maymon combo will do pretty well this next season.

GBO!

I agree with your last sentence...and why I think UT has a legit shot at the title.

MemphisMagic writes:

Recap -
http://fibaamericas.com/en/noticiasre...

box -
http://fibaamericas.com/en/box.asp?g=...

Total team effort against pretty good Argentinian team. Seven in double figures.

Rematch against host Brazil for championship; this is where international ball has me worried. Hopefully, kids will decide outcome.

voloffaith writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Billy D. Alias Eddie Munster as he is affectionately called by some....Yes only a gator gangster would remind us who is coach....did gangster instead of troll...ya know something new

tennrich1 writes:

in response to BodeaneVol:

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Yeah maybe Coach Pearl or Coach Martin could call the Brazil coach and clue them in on how to beat Coach Donavan...Just a thought....hope we win!!! and as far as Goodwin verses Stokes...We got the right one...

tennrich1 writes:

in response to UTistheOLEMISSoftheEAST:

Way overrated.

OOPPS...thar he is...nursing home must be waking em up earlier or let em stay up later...dont know which...silly BOY!!!

luvmatersoup writes:

What I have been saying...this dude is the real thing. Young right now with many great years ahead for both hiimself and Volunteer country. Keep on hitting the weights with our new strength coach and as always...eat your tomato soup!!! Go Vols!

voloffaith writes:

in response to luvmatersoup:

What I have been saying...this dude is the real thing. Young right now with many great years ahead for both hiimself and Volunteer country. Keep on hitting the weights with our new strength coach and as always...eat your tomato soup!!! Go Vols!

I dunno...Mama McNabb wanted her son and the Eagles(when he was there) to eat chunky veggie....Toe...may...toe was not the style of the day...too acidic.... Hope Jarnell enjoys USA opportunity and is with VOL nation at least two more years....if not full 4 years and gets his degree and NBA oppty.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to tennrich1:

Yeah maybe Coach Pearl or Coach Martin could call the Brazil coach and clue them in on how to beat Coach Donavan...Just a thought....hope we win!!! and as far as Goodwin verses Stokes...We got the right one...

I wasn't suggesting Goodwin VS Stokes. I was suggesting Goodwin AND Stokes.

UT-on-3 writes:

in response to MemphisMagic:

Recap -
http://fibaamericas.com/en/noticiasre...

box -
http://fibaamericas.com/en/box.asp?g=...

Total team effort against pretty good Argentinian team. Seven in double figures.

Rematch against host Brazil for championship; this is where international ball has me worried. Hopefully, kids will decide outcome.

solid post
GO VOLS!
GO USA!
GO STOKES!

FanNotSheep writes:

Stokes should just now be entering college. His upside is tremendous and anyone who says anything negative about this kid, who has a great work ethic to go with lots of natural talent, is a total idiot.

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